Marcus Kern


More than 9+ years programming and application development experience in the Microsoft stack. Additional programming experience in C++, Cloud services, Linux and MAC OS X, IOS Applications.

My passion is technology. My joy is solving problems. My path is a unique thought process combining creativity, ingenuity, quickly navigating decision trees and not stopping at the first solution that presents itself. I am a F.U.N. person. And I strongly believe that you truly don’t know something until you can successfully teach it.

Facial Recognition in dotNet – Face Registry Application

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 3:00 pm in

Add Facial recognition to (*any) dotNet App (including Asp.NET MVC)
I walk you through the concepts and processes required to “Register” People into Microsoft’s Azure Cognitive Services Face API.

By the end of the session we will have a working Classic Forms (UWP app is currently in development) application with a website interface for processing.
we develop a client library for use in many application types including ASP.NET application giving you a method to install MFA in a web app. (it sounds funny but we will go over why and how this is possible)

As a bonus, I include a secure integration of KeePass 2.38 for Key and secure storage. if time allows we will go over this implementation and why its important.

Note: We are dependent on the available version of the Microsoft.ProjectOxford NuGet packages. these packages are not available for all dotNet application types. what i’m presenting is two methods, an HTTP Client interface where you build all the calls yourself (Explained in short and at the start to give those who are interested in NON-dotNet dev an access point) and the Microsoft.ProjectOxford NuGet Packages where the HTTP Client interfacing and json object POCO classes.

Micro controller Setup and Development With RiPi and Pine64. Using Windows 10 IOT to talk to Android/Linux

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 8:30 am in

Setting up a Home security system with DIY IOT parts requires a “Certain set of skills” in this session we will talk about the ways to make IOT instances of Windows 10 IOT talk with Remix 2.0 (an Android distribution http://www.jide.com/remixos that comes with Pine 64 2GB Boards)
We will also talk about how to make your IOT Devices talk to Linux.

This is a high level overview of options available to you as a developer with or without internet access. (Internet Access is required for development of the applications but not required to run the applications in a self hosted environment)

While there are many ways, we are going to use the RestClient Communication process to exchange data between IOT devices and a self hosted API Interface, and with time allowed I can show how easy it is to migrate your self hosted Rest Storage interface to Microsoft Azure IOT services.

Applications Used:
Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 : Windows 10 UWP App, MVC5 WebAPI App, NuGet
Eclipse : Android App